The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement affects people in different ways and there’s no right or wrong way to feel.

Talking and sharing your feelings with someone can help. Don’t go through this alone. For some people, relying on family and friends is the best way to cope. 

If you don’t feel you can talk to them much – perhaps you aren’t close, or they’re grieving, too – you can contact local bereavement services.


The Kent County Council website has good practical advice about registering a death.

To find a nearby Funeral home or Registrar there is a map.

Please let the surgery know if the deceased was a registered patient. You may be asked a few simple questions such as the chosen funeral home and  whether the funeral is likely to be a burial or cremation.